Kris Wu is clearly a man of many talents. He is a Chinese-Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. To the wonder of many, he is able to do all this simultaneously with utmost perfection. Despite coming from a very humble background, facing lots of trials and bad times since the event of his birth, he has been able to keep it all together and go on to achieve his dreams.
He has left his mark for all to see in the entertainment scene, starring in several movies and picking up several awards and recognition for his impact in the movie and music industry.
Kris Wu’s Biography
It was on the 6th of November and in the year 1990 that Kris Wu was born and, his place of birth was in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. At some point in his life, he decided to change his legal Chinese name, Li Jiaheng to Wu Yifan for reasons best known to him.
According to various reports, this entertainer immigrated to Vancouver, Canada with his mother when he was 10 and a couple of years later, he returned to China where he kept up with his education. Kris Wu was a fine basketballer in school, the captain of his team and was able to lead the team to emerge as the champions of the China Junior NBA tournament of the South China Region.
Owing to his talent and skills in the game, he was awarded an NCAA scholarship. Everyone imagined he would take the offer and devote himself to building a career in professional basketball. That didn’t happen as Kris Wu ignored the scholarship and followed his mum back to Canada where he continued his education, playing basketball for both Point Grey Secondary School and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School teams.
There were little doubts about what the future holds for him as it was assumed he was going to be a professional basketballer, but then as he turned 18, his attention shifted from sports to entertainment. As it happened, Kris Wu auditioned for SM Entertainment’s Canadian Global Auditions, excelled, became a trainee of the company and moved to South Korea where he intensified his pursuit of a career in the entertainment industry.
Kris Wu wasted no time in finding his footing in the industry. A handful of years after he moved to South Korea, he joined the South Korean-Chinese boy band, Exo and has since been involved in so many other aspects of entertainment. With Exo in 2014, he worked on the Overdose album which was South Korea’s best selling album of the year. He would leave the band to kick off a solo career and also try his hands on acting. His film debut – Somewhere Only We Know – came in 2015 and was a massive hit on the Chinese box office.
He went on to feature in a good number of successful films which made him even more famous and he stormed the international scene, playing a role in 2017’s American action film, xXx: Return of Xander Cage. That same year, Kris Wu attracted more attention to himself after he represented China at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. His fame has continued to soar, earning him endorsements deals with popular brands including Mercedez-Benz.
Kris’ career has had its own fair share of woes as the entertainer was embroiled in lawsuits with SM Entertainment between 2014 and 2015. Regardless, he boasts of numerous award nominations and has won most of them including a Sohu Fashion Award, an Asian Influence Award, Fresh Asia Award, Sina Weibo Award, etc.
As at the time of this writing, the total value of this entertainer’s wealth is worth $9 million. Considering the various aspect of entertainment that this bloke has been involved in, it is pretty obvious that the amount is bound to touch the sky in the nearest future.
Disregarding the massive financial fortunes he has accumulated from his musical and acting endeavors, Kris Wu bags major dough from endorsement deals. He has one with Mercedes-Benz and another with Burberry.
Kris Wu’s Family Life
Little is known about Wu’s family life. He lives the life of an undercover secret agent better than he portrays it in his movies. Wu is known to place huge importance on his privacy, keeping almost everything about his private life away from the prying eyes of the press.
He is currently single, has no kids and isn’t involved intimately with anyone. However, he is known to love his mom so much and whenever he isn’t on the road or stage, he is at home trying to create beautiful memories with his mom.